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Old 12-01-2015, 06:25 AM   #15
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If you use the poison--some comes in a small bag in small pellets. I have found that mice are good at hiding these pellets. They will move them to a rug or someplace before eating them.

I use the same poison --but I buy the small blocks. The block are about 1.5" long and maybe 3/4 " square. Mice can't pick these up so they just nibble on them. After that they will look for some water. Thus they generally leave the RV. Or in my case they will go back outside the barn and die.

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Old 12-01-2015, 07:53 AM   #16
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Anybody have any solutions to keeping mice out of an RV
Well This is an artist drawing not the photo I wanted. But it still conveys the idea.. For some reasons (one named Amber and the other Alex) I do not have a mouse problem, even when others do.. Now I do not know why, I mean Amber and Alex invite the mice to lunch. but for some reasons the mice decline.

https://db.tt/mZjIT6Xe

Link it to a file in my Dropbox.. A Jpg.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:57 AM   #17
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I wouldn't use poison, you never know where they'll choose to expire - it may be somewhere inaccessible, but within "smelling distance". Plus that's dangerous for pets.

I didn't use traps. As mentioned, they have to be checked frequently, not to mention that where we parked our rig for the winter was near the woods. Catch 10, another 10,000 were ready to take their place, and to check the traps I may have had to trudge through waist high snow and clear the area all around the coach to get to them.

The formula I finally settled on was moth balls in the storage bays and engine/generator compartments, Fresh Cab in all the interior storage spaces (cabinets, drawers, under the bed and sofas). You don't want to use the mothballs inside, it takes forever to get rid of the smell. For the mothballs I'd buy a package of those "footies" women wear like socks, under slacks, so it looks like they are wearing nylons. Put half a dozen or so mothballs in each and distribute them around.

Once I landed on this formula, no more mice in the motorhome.
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For long-term storage, I also lay mothballs in pantyhose, like said above. About six on each end, and draped over the tires from front to back. So the mothballs hang on both sides of the tread so mice won't come up onto the tires.
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The mice are getting in because of holes in the floor, walls and even the ceiling. You qill have to find the holes, plug them with steel wool ( they can't chew thru it) and then if possible use a long term latex chaulk to permanently seal the hole. Then set your traps and either release them in the wild, or in the garbage, whichever type of trap you use.
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The mice are getting in because of holes in the floor, walls and even the ceiling. You qill have to find the holes, plug them with steel wool ( they can't chew thru it) and then if possible use a long term latex chaulk to permanently seal the hole. Then set your traps and either release them in the wild, or in the garbage, whichever type of trap you use.

Release them!! They don't end up like that around our place. They end up in the mouse after life here. Lol

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